NECC Teacher Conducts Stereotypy Research

2021-03-24T12:17:40-04:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , |

Julia Touhey, MS, BCBA, LABA is a teacher in the day school at The New England Center for Children® (NECC®). While earning her master’s in applied behavior analysis, Touhey conducted research into reducing stereotypy in children with autism. NECC Director of Research, Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA advised on the project. Learn more about this

NECC Publishes Winter 2021 Edition of Research News

2021-02-23T13:27:20-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , |

The New England Center for Children is proud to present the Winter 2021 edition of Research. This edition of the newsletter features articles from editors Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA and Eileen Roscoe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, as well as spotlights on different individuals who have conducted research at NECC. To learn

NECC Founder and CEO Featured in Boston Globe Letters to the Editor

2021-02-17T12:16:57-05:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: In the Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

On February 12, NECC Founder and CEO, Vincent Strully, Jr. was featured in the Boston Globe's Letters to the Editor section. In his letter, Strully lauded Governor Charlie Baker and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for enabling congregate-care facilities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine quickly. This allowed facilities like NECC, and other MAAPS schools, to safely

NECC Publishes Summer 2020 Research Newsletter

2020-07-29T10:27:01-04:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , |

In the latest issue of our Research newsletter, NECC Director of Research Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, writes about new research on familial risk for autism and Director of Behavior Analytic Research Eileen Roscoe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, details NECC's work with increasing varied play behavior in children with autism. Additionally, we feature some of NECC

Study Confirms that the Origin of Autism is Likely Genetic

2020-01-14T09:08:26-05:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , |

by Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA Director of Research, NECC Despite the ardent beliefs of many people that autism has a solely environmental cause such as vaccines, it has long been known that there is strong scientific evidence that autism has genetic origins. Early studies of twins suggested this may be the case and, more

The New England Center for Children Raises Record $1 Million at 2019 Children of Promise Gala

2019-11-18T16:25:16-05:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Record Fundraising to Benefit Children with Autism and their Teachers Southborough, Mass. – Nov. 19, 2019 - The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, announced today that its 2019 Children of Promise Gala achieved unprecedented fundraising results, raising over $1 million

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